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B-DAY celebration at SPRING ROLLS [Bay and Dundas]

$75 before tax and tips.

issue #1 not every one had the premium AYCE tier ,yet all were charged .

issue #2 we were not responsible for her error . As far as the first group that paid and left , they paid in full what was charged on the bill .

issue #3 her logic was that some one had to cover the shortfall and it was up to that person to pursue recovery .

sure it was not a huge amount , but more principle .

I believe the issue was settled by the celebrant to minimize guest discomfort and quell the scene .

Sep 09, 2013
eliisadick in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

B-DAY celebration at SPRING ROLLS [Bay and Dundas]

That was the first thing on my mind .Of course we were NOT obligated to pay .The short fall would be eaten by S R . OR SR would take it from the waitress . The billing structure was that the tip [15%]is added to the bill automatically.

The bill with the added up-charge plus the additional up-charge was paid by the Birthday celebrant .

Incredulity was what stunned us ,callus treatment of the customer is best I could describe it.

I read up on SR past reviews here and now grasp the gist.

Lesson learned .

Sep 09, 2013
eliisadick in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

B-DAY celebration at SPRING ROLLS [Bay and Dundas]

So a group [16] of us decided to celebrate our sister 50th Birthday .The waitress was informed separate bills was needed ahead of seating .Perused the menu and saw that two tiers of AYCE was avail .Sat and Sun brunch -$16.99 for brunch and $3.00 upcharge for premium . Some of our group opted for the premium , others did not . Lunch went without a hitch . Food was serviceable.
Surprise came with the bill [s] . A family group of 5 paid and left . Waitress hands over the remaining bills . Then realizes she failed to charge the premium on every ones bill .Gathers back the unpaid bill and proceeds to remake the bills .
She informs us that she will charge the difference of the paid bill that she undercharged towards our bill and will leave it to us to seek the balance from party that left.
The waitress then re - bills every one with the additional up-charge despite not all ordered from the premium selection.
I protested and said it wasn't right for her to do that . Manager shows up and concurs with the waitress .

Not wanting escalation of scene [ too late ] and our family feels averse to confrontation , I decided to back-off .

The sad part was our birthday girl quietly paid for the waitresses mistake ..
I for one will never return as a customer .

For ruining a happy occasion ,

SHAME on you spring rolls .

Sep 09, 2013
eliisadick in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Bakeries - Toronto and area

Commisso Racco on Kincourt is 24 / 7

Jul 23, 2012
eliisadick in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Tassimo rocks

Apr 27, 2012
eliisadick in Cookware

Recommendations for an inexpensive coffeemaker for guests?

Apr 27, 2012
eliisadick in Cookware

Best Bread in Toronto

I too love MY Market Bakery in Kensington ,I also love Starskis caraway rye ...

Apr 23, 2012
eliisadick in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Awesome Non Toxic (Ceramic) Fry Pans !

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA sorry , should have said , did not buy the pan , but Im sure you knew what I meant . lol

Mar 31, 2012
eliisadick in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Keurig vs Tassimo?

Mar 30, 2012
eliisadick in Cookware

Awesome Non Toxic (Ceramic) Fry Pans !

Went to the Thorncliffe Zellers to get this pan as the branch is closing down, I found a broken handle that used to belong to the Bialetti pans . Upon examining the thick and robust looking handle, I saw that the casting that was part of the pan itself was less than half the diameter of a wooden pencil .Flimsy design and construction .FAIL ... Did NOT buy .

Mar 30, 2012
eliisadick in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Anyone know where to buy Kaffir lime tree in GTA?

seen it at Sheridan nurseries ,Ellesmere branch , or Valleyview nurseries , Kennedy and Finch

Mar 03, 2012
eliisadick in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Sunny Food Mart

I come here almost daily ,its a 5 min. walk or 1 min bike . Yes they have empanadas and are good . I now shop the store as if it were my fridge .Truly a luxury for me. Their weekly flyer is well spread-out ,consumables wise. CLEAN is what this place is.Always someone on the aisles tidying up .Prices are decent .

Nov 29, 2011
eliisadick in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Hey Meatball on College - Sandwich sizes

+1 on the Caplanski comment.

Nov 15, 2011
eliisadick in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Today's highly enjoyable "foodie" Simpsons episode

Its now over 24 hrs., still getting the giggles ,too funny .

As usual ,The Simpsons take on things'' too on the mark'',lol.

Nov 15, 2011
eliisadick in Food Media & News

Bourdain on The Simpsons

D'oh..how could I forget .He was on the mark.

Too funny.

Nov 14, 2011
eliisadick in Food Media & News

Bourdain on The Simpsons

Anybody catch last Sundays Simpsons? Foodie themed with Batali and Bourdain .

Dining in quasi-bulli referrence..truly epic funny..clever..

Nov 14, 2011
eliisadick in Food Media & News

Stay away from Sakana-Ya @ J-Town !! Unfresh Sashimi

UN-FRESH anything , YUCK ..specially raw , uber YUCK..poison

Sep 28, 2009
eliisadick in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Is there muscovado sugar in Toronto?

Bought from Michaelangelos' on hi 7 and Warden

Sep 28, 2009
eliisadick in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Balut in Toronto?

MmmmmmBalut,...hahahaha brings back fond memories.growing up in the Phil. post supper snack akin to bedtime snack when feeling peckish..Its been like forty years since i last sampled this tasty treat and last month i revisited . . got it from a take-out place in Scarb ,Jocelyns is the place ,next to Remelys, a reliable place familiar to Filipinos in Scarb. had them at home and it was like riding a bike , no matter how much time has past, its like visiting an old friend.Ahhhhhh .crack it open , the balut i mean , haha sip the soup , then peel the rest os the shell and savour the rest . remembering to omit the hard inedible white part next to the yolk ,anyone know what it is ? i hope someday more people learn to treat this egg not as a challenge ala " fear factor" , but to learn to savour its delicious qualities unique in flavour as well in texture .So fellow CHers ,what do you think ? Not so different than your first time caviar- raw oyster - horse tartare or some amuse from Thuet ,cmone get over it ,and dive in I swear you will like it .You buy a dozen , if you absoloutely or even just not enjoy the experience ,, i will take the rest off your hands .hahahahh Hmmmmmmm Balut

May 18, 2009
eliisadick in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Seriously gross lunch at Pickle Barrel Y&E

Have we not learned our lesson from previous misadventures into this hellhole disguised as a deli - wanna be. I ignored the warnings by fellow CHers and paid the price. please ,if you have not entered yet , consider yourself lucky. turn around ,find another .your tastebuds will thank you. quality of the food is below par, the cleanliness is terrible and dont get me started about service.wait staff rank amatures. management very surly. dont know which is worse. i too sent head office notice of my bad experience at the Promenade branch. My wife and I vow never to set foot in that HOLE again. Toronto has way too many better places to dine than waste our time there. I have talked to several friends and have had similar experience. We will avoid the picklebarrel like the PLAGUE

Apr 24, 2009
eliisadick in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Light & Crispy Paris-Style Baguettes in Toronto?

hey, just my two cents, i have always found the baguette they use at all the Viet sandwich places ie. bahn mi , maybe exactly what you are looking for. Lots on Spadina but mostly all over GTA. per baguette is no more than .40 if i remember. they sell baguettes separately ,but if you have never tried the Viet subs , bahn mi , do yourself a favor, try the different configurations........hhhmmmmmmm viet subs ...very addictive..lol

Apr 24, 2009
eliisadick in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Maple Lodge Zabiha Halal products

NASR,,,,,,,middle eastern grocery along the Lawrence ave east strip mostly m-eastern stores.bounded bet. Warden ave. to Kennedy

Nov 28, 2008
eliisadick in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

First Rate Falafels?

note.Akrams....see above

Sep 15, 2008
eliisadick in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

First Rate Falafels?

Akram has been closed for awhile now. Reconstruction. i hope they open soon, great falafals

Sep 15, 2008
eliisadick in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Eight O'Clock Coffee

OUCH...............Scary Bill ,dude thems words pretty harsh ...

Sep 13, 2008
eliisadick in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Recs for Great Olive Oils

Hi acd123 , like you , i too have a prefference for K evoo from alexfarms. after the last bottle had been emptied, the trip to SLM yielded zero. i was told at AF that they dont have anymore of neither K nor M oils. K for Kriti or Crete... M for Messina.. now what? these oil imho, were the best bang for the buck PLS HELP sugggs fellow CHs....

Sep 13, 2008
eliisadick in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Looking for Filipino Restaurants Downtown Toronto

Mt. Pinatubo is on Dupont east of Christie,,,,,,,,

Aug 29, 2008
eliisadick in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

rice cooker

yo eddy, check out big asian supermarkets,lone tai .t and t. etc . they have em.

Aug 26, 2008
eliisadick in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

GTA Filipino Restaurants

Jesse Jr. - Kennedy and Lawrence. sw corner

Dec 01, 2007
eliisadick in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Tandoori Flame--Holy Cow!

tried it yesterday, Saturday, and found the flavours and spicing similar to the best Gerrard,,little India has to offer. Tandoori Flame used to be the veg resto. Brar sweets. even their bill still shows Brar food culture. The branch on Dixie and Advance rd. is back with veg. buffet offering ,,,yay..

Nov 25, 2007
eliisadick in Ontario (inc. Toronto)